With all the exciting events going on year-round, you'll never run out of things to do in Buffalo! From the Taste of Buffalo, Allentown Art Festival, Garden Walk Buffalo and the National Buffalo Wing Festival to free outdoor music concerts and ethnic food festivals of every stripe, our special events and festivals bring in visitors from all over the world.

Upcoming Events › Downtown

Milestones of Science

Tuesday, Sep. 19th - Friday, Sep. 29th
Free; Sun:12-5pm, Mon-Sat: 8:30am-6pm, Thurs: until 8pm

Entitled Milestones of Science: Books That Shook the World!, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is proud to offer, in its largest-ever exhibition,  a selection of the 35 most significant rare books in the Milestones of Science collection.  The exhibition is organized by ten science-related disciplines/themes.  Alongside the magnificent books on display are attractive graphics and immersive information on the authors and the revolutionary ideas posed through their publications. Interactive activity stations, representative props and illustrative banners and wall panels further illuminate the presented themes. 

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Building Buffalo

Tuesday, Sep. 19th - Saturday, Mar. 31st
Free; 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Mon-Sat, until 8:00 PM Thurs

This new exhibit at the library’s Central branch: Buildings From Books, Books From Buildings, focuses on an outstanding collection of rare and exquisitely illustrated books encompassing the history of architecture and landscape design from the late 15th through mid-20th Century. These served as an educational resource and inspiration for generations of architects who created the built treasures Buffalo celebrates today. These are, in short, the books that helped build buildings.

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Downtown Country Market

Tuesday, Sep. 19th - Thursday, Oct. 26th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Downtown Country Market is celebrating its 35th season! The Downtown Country Market is a two-day, weekly, open-air farmer’s market located on Main Street between Court and Church Streets in Downtown Buffalo. This downtown tradition offers residents, workers, and visitors the perfect place to pick-up local fresh produce, enjoy tasty treats such as baked goods and fresh lemonade, and purchase plants and flowers to brighten gardens, homes and offices.

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Spirit of Buffalo Day Sail

Tuesday, Sep. 19th - Sunday, Oct. 1st
$32; Cruises start at 3PM, 6PM & 8PM

Let the Spirit of Buffalo transport you to a time when sailors were one with the ocean. Join the crew and hoist the sails, or just sit back, relax and take in the experience. Revel in the moment as the magnificent red sails capture the wind and the Spirit sails off to a place time forgot.

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Spirit of Buffalo Evening and Sunset Sails

Tuesday, Sep. 19th - Sunday, Oct. 1st
$32; Call for reservations and availability

You can start your evening off with an afternoon sail, then enjoy a great meal just two blocks away. Or begin at the Pearl Street Grill & Brewery then unwind on a majestic sunset sail. A dinner package can be added to any public cruise for $25 extra.

Call for reservations and availability.

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Spirit of Buffalo Craft Brew Cruise

Tuesday, Sep. 19th - Tuesday, Sep. 26th

Meet the Brewer. Designed for beer lovers.

Sample some of Buffalo’s best craft brews
while taking in a scenic cruise aboard the
Spirit of Buffalo.

Includes a two hour cruise, light snacks and a variety
of locally-made beer samples.

21 and over.

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Spirit of Buffalo Wine in the Wind

Wednesday, Sep. 20th - Wednesday, Sep. 27th
$42; From: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM or 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Enjoy a sail while sampling wines from the Niagara region as well as from around the world. This relaxing sail includes a cheese and cracker buffet.
Truly a unique experience.

21 and over.

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On Your Feet

On Your Feet

Thursday, Jan. 1st

From humble beginnings in Cuba, Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when she thought she had it all, she almost lost everything.  You’re invited to step behind the music that made her an international superstar and discover the triumphs, the tragedy, and fighting spirit that inspired one of the biggest names in music history to stand tall in the face of adversity – and always end up on her feet.

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Bruno Mars

Wednesday, Sep. 27th
$49 - $125; Starting: 08:00 PM

Bruno Mars is bringing the 24K Magic World Tour to Buffalo! Come be a part of this concert extravaganza!

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Circa Waves

Tuesday, Oct. 3rd
$15 - $18; Starting: 8:00 PM

Circa Waves is an English indie rock band formed in Liverpool in 2013 consisting of frontman Kieran Shudall (vocals, guitar), Sam Rourke (bass), Colin Jones (drums) and Joe Falconer (guitarist).

They’re playing at Babeville, located in the heart of the Theatre District, a multi-use facility devoted to the arts.  This 19th century Gothic Revival-style church was rescued from the wrecking ball and renovated by singer songwriter, Ani DiFranco and her longtime manager Scot Fisher.  There isn’t a bad seat in the house. . .


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